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The Dilbit Disaster

Enbridge is weeks away from starting its replacement of 6B, the line that ruptured in 2010 and spilled a million-plus gallons of Canadian tar sands.
There will be a lot on the line in a few weeks when Enbridge Inc. hits the start button on its new...
Apr 10, 2014 | Read More
A landowner-turned-activist in Michigan captures a pipeline construction accident on video, and fearing damage, gets Enbridge to replace the pipe.
The view from David Gallagher's porch window should have been bucolic on that January evening. In...
Jan 21, 2014 | Read More
Michigan dilbit spill
It could be 2018 before officials are able to assess the environmental damage done to the Kalamazoo River from Enbridge's 2010 pipeline spill.
Little evidence remains of the chaotic scramble to stop the massive oil spill that fouled Michigan'...
Dec 23, 2013 | Read More
Pipe from Enbridge's 6B replacement pipeline project.
After being caught on video allowing oily water to flow into a creek while it was testing its 6B pipeline, Enbridge seen agreeing to deal with officials.
Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge...
Dec 2, 2013 | Read More
Unable to deny right of way for new Enbridge pipeline in Michigan, homeowners see their American dream overtaken 'by an invading army' on their property.
The distant rumbling starts about the time David Gallagher pours his first cup of coffee in the...
Sep 16, 2013 | Read More
Jeffrey Wiese, PHMSA's associate administrator for pipeline safety
With 'few tools to work with,' PHMSA's Jeffrey Wiese says he is creating a YouTube channel to persuade industry to voluntarily improve safety.
Jeffrey Wiese, the nation's top oil and gas pipeline safety official, recently strode to a dais...
Sep 11, 2013 | Read More
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. is replacing its 44-year-old Line 6B though southern...
Sep 8, 2013 | Read More
Demonstrators in Sarnia, Ontario protest against Enbridge's Line 6B
A "complete breakdown of safety" in 2010 has not been sufficiently addressed, a neglect that may spell trouble for its other aging lines, the report says.
Pipeline regulators in Canada and the United States are being cautioned that claims by Enbridge Inc...
Aug 22, 2013 | Read More
Pegasus pipeline cleanup
So far about 2,000 barrels of oil have been recovered in Arkansas. The actual amount of spilled oil is far more than that, but may never be figured out.
MAYFLOWER, Ark.—Homeowners whose lives are still in limbo after thousands of gallons of oil...
Aug 21, 2013 | Read More
Dilbit disaster cleanup in Michigan
Once black with oil, the Kalamazoo River runs clear now. But EPA orders dredging and says it will be years before the spill's long-term effects are known.
The Kalamazoo River near Marshall, Mich. is a place of serenity these days. It ripples lazily past...
Jul 25, 2013 | Read More